Award-winning preschool science and math series for 3-5 year olds launches bilingual website

Award-winning preschool science and math series for 3-5 year olds launches bilingual website

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Education, General

Award-winning preschool science and math series for 3-5 year olds launches bilingual website

GritoBlast! — An all-new bilingual website and curriculum for Peep and the Big Wide World, the Emmy Award-winning preschool science and math series for 3-5 year olds produced by Boston’s PBS station WGBH has launched.

The new website, available in both English and Spanish, includes PEEP animated episodes, live-action videos, new games, and family activities, as well as an extensive collection of educational materials and professional development tools for center-based and family-based preschool educators.

Narrated by comedian Joan Cusack, PEEP is a funny and engaging series that teaches science and math to preschoolers and celebrates being curious and adventurous. The series stars a wide-eyed chicken named Peep, a robin named Chirp, and an irascible, endearing duck named Quack. These three friends live in a large urban park—a place of endless wonder, excitement, and mystery – perfect for learning about the world and how it works.

Peep, Quack, and Chirp will guide children through the website, connecting them to games (which will roll out over the next year), animated stories, and live-action videos, which have been grouped by science and math topic to encourage children to explore each topic in greater depth.

When families log on to play games or watch videos, the website will serve up related PEEP content like books, live-action videos, and “Anywhere Science and Math” activities that families can do at home, in the backyard, or at a local park.

All visitors will be able to explore science and math whenever and wherever they are with a mobile-friendly website, which uses responsive design to give an optimal viewing experience.